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Health and Food

Inflammation - The Silent Killer; Vitamin C - The Simple solution

What does a stubbed toe or a splinter in a finger have to do with your risk of suffering a heart attack, succumbing to colon cancer or developing Alzheimer’s disease? More than you might think. As scientists delve deeper into the fundamental causes of those and other illnesses, they are starting to see links to an age-old immunological defence mechanism called inflammation - the same biological process that turns the tissue around a splinter red and causes swelling in an injured toe.

Liquid Green - The 5-Day Detox Feast

Here’s the simple and effective green juice-liquid feast that I started my year off with.
Because of the liquidized soups it is actually quite an easy cleanse as it is substantial and filling.

Stevia vs “Truvia”; Health vs Poison

An email to Betty…
I am concerned about Truvia. Truvia claims it is an extract of the stevia plant. However I am concerned that big pharma has added something so they can patent it. What is known about the process of getting Truvia from stevia? I know that Coca Cola is starting to use it even though FDA has not approved it.

The China Study

Many books are given the epithet ‘groundbreaking’ but The China Study by Dr Colin Campbell and his son Thomas is one that truly deserves the accolade. Based on the biggest survey of the relationship between diet and disease ever done, the book rigorously examines the evidence and reaches several clear, and to many, startling dietary conclusions.

Superviruses and the epidemic of fear

A daily scan through the newspapers and TV news gives the impression that the entire world is constantly invaded by new and horrible virus epidemics. Recently, headlines on avian flu and the SARS virus have dominated global reports, but the world is also exposed to horror scenarios about hepatitis C, AIDS, Ebola and BSE (mad cow disease).

Get “juiced up” for 2008!

The most common New Year’s Resolutions are to: 1. Lose Weight 2. Start dieting 3. Go to the gym. Well, let me tell you the gyms sell the most memberships in January and the treadmills are overflowing for the first month of the year, but the managers aren’t worried or ordering in more equipment to cater for the extra demand.

Is modern medicine founded on error?

Modern medicine is firmly founded on the “Germ Theory of Disease,” promulgated by Louis Pasteur in the 1860s. Pasteur’s 140-year-old theory is still the medical paradigm upon which Western medicine fights disease as we enter the 21st century.

The nutritional treatment of depression

Hippocrates, the great Greek physician and Father of Medicine, said: “From the brain, and from the brain only, arise our pleasures, joys, laughter and jests, as well as sorrows, pains, griefs and tears.” It’s startling to learn that there are 15 trillion neurons (nerve cells) in the human brain. There are far more glial cells that fill the spaces between the neurons, Schwann cells and miles of blood vessels to nourish the three or so pounds of brain tissue in the average head.

The ABCs of health

This month’s raw food focus is about the ABC’s of health. We’ve been getting a lot of queries about candida and the anti-candida diet so this forms a little summary and reminder.

Summer detox

10 Day ayushakti fasting program

Anti-depressants: panacea or problem?

epression has become very big. A recent (2004) publication of the World Health Report, produced by the World Health Organisation showed that “ mental and behavioural disorders are common, affecting more than 25% of all people at some time in their lives”. Strong epidemiological data also show a 10% increase in rates of depression in the US population every decade for the last 100 years.

Energetic eating

Energy. We use this term in 101 different contexts: potential energy, kinetic energy, energy healing, free energy, new energy, ‘I don’t have enough energy’ or ‘my kids have too much of it!’.

Herbs for everyday ailments

Lavender takes pride of place for me, not because it is particularly versatile as a healing herb - others such as fennel and yarrow far outstrip it in that regard; but because it is just so beautiful.

Raw Food Life: stop making
excuses and start living!

The excuses… It’s too boring. It’s too difficult. It’s too cold. It takes too long. It’s antisocial. It’s fanatical It can’t be healthy. It’s too healthy. I won’t be full (or fulfilled). I’m too old. It’s too much effort…

Your healthy heart

Blaming cholesterol for atherosclerosis (hardening and thickening of arteries) makes as much sense as blaming paramedics for the carnage they face after arriving at a road accident scene. It is therefore time for the unifying perspective of coronary heart disease (CHD), found in the nutrition oriented theory as explained by Thomas E. Levy, a board certified American cardiologist and world expert on vitamin C.

Sugar addiction

Scientists never really thought that a person could become hooked on sweets like they were a drug. Now a batch of findings is making researchers reexamine the concept.

Why I Quit HIV

As I write this, in early 2006, we are more than twenty years into the AIDS era. Like many, a large part of my life has been irreversibly affected by aids.

MSG: Nicotine for food

For the last fifty years, the medical community has been baffled by the rise in cases of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and autism. These two diseases, unheard of before 1950, have been striking an increasing number of children. Physicians have been unable to explain to parents why their children are suffering these maladies despite there not being any family history of the disorder.

Avian Epidemics

On 27 February the US National Bird Flu Summit opened with the usual cast of characters in attendance, the UN, WHO, the CDC, and a parade of MD/PhD researchers. All of them trying to get us to fear for our lives even though no human-to-human spread of any diseases has occurred.

The peace of a meatless diet

Meat holds vibrations of violence, fear, pain, suffering and death. How can we be peaceful if this is what our bodies are absorbing?

Pet vaccinations are a crime

I believe that vets of the future, and our children’s doctors, will look back upon the vac­cination era with horror and shame. The horror will come from the knowledge that so much pain and misery was caused by healing professionals acting in ignorance, and the shame will come from the wilfulness of that ignorance.

What the [BLEEP] do we know?

Science comes to terms with Spirit

Antibacterial Silver

Silver – colloidal or ionic silver, silver in solution – is a potent antibacterial product. It has been demonstrated as such for well over 100 years. But, for decades, the fda has been on a crusade to criminalize anyone who tried to sell silver for medicinal use.

What you haven’t been told about Aids

In the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of June 5th 1981, James Curran implied the existence of a major new sexually transmitted disease. This was based on five cases of homosexual men with yeast infections and a rare form of pneumonia, who had shared no sexual relations, but only a long history of amyl nitrate (poppers) abuse1.

A Raw Revolution

“If you shut up the truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow and gather itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through, it will blow up everything in it’s way!” – Emile Zola
This quote starts “Nature’s First Law”. A book by Arlin, Dini & Wolfe.

The deadly diabetes deception part 2

Greed and dishonest science has promoted a lucrative worldwide epidemic of diabetes which honesty and good science can quickly reverse by naturally restoring the body’s blood-sugar control mechanism.

Coca-Cola: mood-altering, addictive, totally legal

Its logo is in every shop and street, it sponsors TV programs, appears almost everywhere, and is readily valued and accepted by the unthinking masses. It’s popular with kids who drink truckloads of the stuff and have it for breakfast. It has thousands of devoted fans, and millions of addicted consumers.

The deadly diabetes deception

Greed and dishonest science has promoted a lucrative worldwide epidemic of diabetes which honesty and good science can quickly reverse by naturally restoring the body’s blood-sugar control mechanism.

5 toxic metals to avoid

Are you feeling tired or irritable? Is your head foggy or are you suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, depression or anemia? You may be suffering from metal poisoning—a toxic accumulation of heavy metals in the soft tissues of the body.

Big Tobacco and Big Pharma

Have you ever thought about the similarities between pharmaceutical and tobacco companies? They’re striking. Both sell products that kill people when used as directed.

Barefoot Being

In June of this year I was at the Small World Music festival in Kent, in the South of England. The music was great the crowd superb and many of us enjoyed wandering barefoot on the grass.

Deadly immunity

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. investigates the US government cover-up of a mercury/autism scandal; a scandal involving vaccines which are used worldwide, including right here in South Africa.

The awesome power of essential oils

Organic therapeutic grade essential oils can assist us to heal our bodies physically and emotionally.

The truth about soy

To see, read and hear about the “innocent” soybean in most mainstream media you’d think that the soy bean and its derivatives are the most versatile, natural, heart friendly, health-improving, fat preventing and generally loveable foods ever grown on our good earth.

How to have a safer home

We all are concerned about our health and that of our family. We all tend to be concerned about the environment, which is being damaged beyond repair. What, you may ask, can one person do to reverse this? Actually, quite a lot – but usually, we do nothing. Not because we don’t care, but because we are not always sure of what to do. This guide will help you. Don’t try to do it all at once – maybe try one new thing every week. Trying to do it all may be difficult, and may stop you from trying.

Feeding the World slowly, ethically, sustainably

Our planet is facing many dangers. Her very survival is being threatened as we plunder and pollute her at a pace that outstrips her capacity to sustain life.

Forbidden Cures: Part Two

There are a number of alternative healing therapies that work so well and cost so little (compared to conventional treatment), that Organized Medicine, the Food & Drug Administration, and their overlords in the Pharmaceutical Industry (The Big Three) would rather the public not know about them. THE REASON IS OBVIOUS: alternative, non-toxic therapies represent a potential loss of billions to pharmaceutical companies.

Vaccinations: Weapons of Mass Destruction

The basic truth that served as the foundation for the mountain of lies known as vaccinations was the observation that mammals which recover from infection with microorganisms acquire natural immunity from further infections.

Genetically-Modified Food: the very antithesis of Slow Food

All genetically modified (GM) food crops presently grown around the world were devised to consolidate corporate control of the worlds food supply by patenting food, to improve the reach of industrial agriculture, and to increase dependence on corporate inputs.

The sweetest poison of all

In 1957, Dr. William Coda Martin tried to answer the question: When is a food a food and when is it a poison?

Forbidden Cures: Part One

There are a number of alternative healing therapies that work so well and cost so little (compared to conventional treatment), that Organized Medicine, the Food & Drug Administration, and their overlords in the Pharmaceutical Industry (The Big Three) would rather the public not know about them.

Should you worry about Soy in your food?

Whether you know it or not, you’ll probably be eating soya today. It’s in 60% of all processed food, from cheese to ice cream, baby formula to biscuits.
But should it carry a health warning?

Magnesium: the key to life

Calcium and magnesium are opposites in their effects on our body structure. As a general rule, the more rigid and inflexible our body structure is, the less calcium and the more magnesium we need.

Electrical Sensitivity

I have worked for over 35 years as a nursing sister, midwife, practise nurse, in a war in the Middle East and various fields of Western medicine, but I had never heard of anyone suffering from what has been termed ‘electrical sensitivity’.


So I’m sitting on the couch, minding my own business, when out the corner of my eye I notice that my girlfriend’s cellphone has surreptitiously angled itself with a bee-line for my cranium. My ears detect the furious pitter-patter of typing, and before my tongue can be whipped up to issue a harsh rebuke, I hear no more, and she’s sent one of those text-message thingy’s through my soft tissue.

What’s Your Headache?

There are headaches and then there are headaches. Some are mild and disappear after a while; others only subside after a headache tablet or two. Then there are those splitting types of headache and more serious migraines, which keep coming back regardless of how many headache tablets one takes.

Welcoming Winter: Ayurvedic Tips and Recipes

You should take care of your body during this period, because the change of climate may cause problems with your body.

ADHD: an illness of generations

ADD children — also called Indigo children — are very sensitive to environmental and electrical pollution, noise and poor nutrition. In our world of over-stimulation, they are totally stressed.

The Hidden Truth About Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs (Part Two)

Statin drugs are the most widely sold prescription medicine in history: in 2004, Pfizer’s block-buster drug, Lipitor, became the first prescription drug to amass a staggering $10 billion in annual sales. But, the price to society is much higher:

Colloidal Silver: a necessity for both good and bad times

You have food reserves to get you through an emergency. Some water. Probably some gold or silver. Maybe some defense weapons. But medical help will probably be no more available than food, and under these conditions, disease and infections will probably be rampant. Ordinary first aid supplies are obviously not enough.

Blatant Deception: Organics™ Shampoo for Normal Hair

A simple bottle of shampoo… a true reflection of the state of our society and culture, and our way of life! On the shelves of most of our major retailers is the Organics™ range of shampoos made by Unilever, the third biggest company in the UK (only BP and Shell are bigger).

Petrochemicals in the Mix

Petrochemicals have become nearly ubiquitous in creams and lotions over the last fifty years. Mineral oil forms the base of aqueous cream and petroleum jelly is applied generously to babies. This is because these products are extremely cheap and are stable and fragrance free. Mineral oil, petroleum jelly, petrolatum, paraffin wax and most of the other petrochemicals are byproducts of the distillation of petrol from crude oil.

Concentration, Memory and Mental Sharpness

When it comes to exams, the stress associated to exams, or the need to focus while reading or driving or the need to work late to study without falling asleep, what can one do to ensure one’s nervous system and nerves in the brain are able to cope?

Essential Fatty acids

The Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) — Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9 —found in seed oils play a vital role in cell to cell communication in the brain. With the absence of these fats, neurons “short out” and their communications do not arrive at their intended destination, thus causing symptoms of disorders like ADD/ADHD.

Flax vs. Fish Oil

In his book, Omega-3 Oils: A Practical Guide, Dr Rudin points out that most Omega-3 studies are based on fish oil.

Top 10 hazardous household chemicals

Air fresheners: Most air fresheners interfere with your ability to smell by coating your nasal passages with an oil film, or by releasing a nerve deadening agent.

The Flip Side of Ambition

Getting the best balance in life is not easy… making the hard choices needs thought and planning.

The Importance of Hydration

A well-hydrated body is able to respond to internal and external signals of change with ease and to the best of its abilities, thus helping to create optimum health.

A menopause report

Sally Longden always recommends trying natural progesterone therapy first.

Vegetarian Food

A vegetarian menu is a powerful and pleasurable way to achieve good health.

The Truth about Cholesterol

In most major long-term studies, lowering cholesterol has done more harm than good.

Genetic Warfare and Heavy Metals

We humans are certainly living at a defining moment in our history. Moreover this critical moment is being shaped by forces not generally foreseen.

What is Ayurveda?

The 5,000-year-old life science of Ayurveda still holds the power to mesmerize the world. International interest has led to a truly universal application of Ayurveda and its capacity to alleviate suffering worldwide.

Why Eat Local?

13 lucky reasons to buy your veggies from a farmer’s market or your local organic shop…

Poisoning Generations: the Terror of Paediatric Medicine

By the time you reach the final page of this book you will understand its title and the fact that pediatric medicine is one of the worst things that ever happened in the world of babies and young children.

The Genius Laboratory

The Genius Lab is a “playground for exploring the genius around you and inspiring the genius within you”, says Claire Janisch.

The Hidden Truth about Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs (Part One)

Ever since CHD (coronary heart disease) moved into first place as a major killer in the West, scientists have once again been busy concocting and testing prevention theories. In the absence of an understanding of the cause, the risk factor concept has been involved to deal with the problem: the main risk factors identified being smoking, high blood pressure, raised serum cholesterol, diabetes etc.

Poisonous Vaccines

The 1950’s race to be the first with a polio vaccine was led by Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin. Both designed polio vaccines intended to make people immune by exposing them to millions of polio virus. Both would be administered in multiple doses to several hundred million children.

The Case against the Polio Virus

Is the ‘poliovirus’ the cause of infantile paralysis/polio? Or is it an ancient and harmless companion of the human race?

Milk: the Real Story

In many ancient cultures the cow is sacred and so is her milk. The Hindus for instance believe that the cow is so sacred that they are allowed to roam free in the countryside.

Living in a Toxic Soup

As our bodies get poisonous and sick, so do our thoughts. It can’t be ignored any longer: the overload of toxic synthetic chemicals is slowly poisoning our planet and those who live on her. We ALL need to educate ourselves and take action if we are going to survive.


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